Throughout the half term we'll have a new trail for you to pick up at the front desk. Follow the Ice Age trail and see if you have eXtinct factor!
Ice Age masks
Tuesday 28th October 10.30 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.30. Families, free drop in event
Come and make your own ice age mask, cut out your mask and use your creative skills to decorate it.
Will you be wolf or a sabre tooth tiger?
To curateis to select, to organise and to care for objects but what does it mean to you?
20th October - 22nd November, during normal opening hours, all ages, free
A guest curated cabinet within the Sedgwick Museum, revealing objects from a personal geological collection and the stories they tell.
Campsite in the Sedgwick
29th October, through out the day, all ages
Grace and Flora will be performing their piece from Campsite in the Sedgwick museums galleries over the course of the day.
Where do we start?
I am holding a rock. Just a rock.
Somebody found that rock, somebody dug it up. Through tracing the human effort and the personal stories behind these fossils, we will explore the process and the feeling of discovery, and the sheer volume of walking hidden behind these footprints!
Tuesday 11th November
16.30, 17.30, 18.30 and 20.30 at The Polar Museum Memorial Hall
Tuesday 18th November
17.00, 18.00, 19.00 and 20.00 in the Sedgwick Museum, Crystal room
Adults only. £30 per group. Booking required
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to escape the museum...
The Polar Museum and the Sedgwick Museum bring you Museum Escape, an interactive live escape game. Find hints and clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes as you race against time to escape from a 'locked room'.
Designed for groups of 3 to 8 people, this game lasts for 45mins, beginning at set times.
To make a booking for either location email:firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don't want to join the escape game just come along and enjoy an after dark visit to the museum
Thursday 18th December
17.00 - 19.00, free, drop in, all ages
Enjoy an after dark visit to the museum.
We can't guarantee that the giant deer or our iguanodon will come alive at night, but follow our new trail and see what you can discover in the shadows.
Don't forget your torch.
Campsite at Curating Cambridge
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 10.30pm - 4.30pm. Christ Pieces. All ages, free drop in
A two-day extravaganza where museums step out of their normal homes and into a pop-up venue with a difference. Join us at Christ's Pieces and find a pop-up collection of performances and activities created by artists in collaboration with each of the University's museums and the Botanic Garden.
Grace and Flora have been working with us on the themes of human effort and trace fossils, but what will their performance entail?
Curious Collections: University of Cambridge Museums family day at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Wednesday 29th October 12.00-16.00 Fitzwilliam Museum. Ages 5+ free drop in event
Join us as we take over the Fitzwilliam museum along with Kettle’s Yard, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Polar Museum, The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Museum of Zoology and the Denny Abbey Farmland Museum for an afternoon of activities spread throughout the Fitzwilliam museum.
Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00
10:00 to 16:00